Tribalism. A threat to our peace and prosperity.

Tribalism is a primal human instinct that surfaces at times of crisis and threat, as it directs action toward survival and protecting those who are part of your mob. Given there is safety in numbers, and avoiding ostracism and isolation from a community that will otherwise provide emotional refuge, people will strive to stay connected … Read more Tribalism. A threat to our peace and prosperity.

The folly of choosing winning ahead of well-being

Sport can have a higher purpose, other than the pursuit of victory. As athletes, coaches, teams, and organisations embrace honourable behaviour, it is possible for them to transcend mediocrity and the mundane, to achieve something so special, so rewarding, so exultant. Our collective humanity is enhanced as we become the greatest versions of ourselves, not … Read more The folly of choosing winning ahead of well-being

Day eight favourite song – Too Much Love Will Kill You

I love this song for many reasons, just as I love this band, and so many of its other songs. Freddie’s soaring vocals, the lyrics, the guitars. Yet the song’s key message resonates, as all of us navigate that gap between deprivation and hedonism, pleasure and pain, less rather than more, seeking success and fulfillment … Read more Day eight favourite song – Too Much Love Will Kill You

Day four favourite song – The Winner Takes It All

Another beautiful song. Representative of three divergent themes for me. Firstly, shit does happens and life is not fair. But we can recover and once more prosper. You win some, you lose some. Secondly, a personal emancipation of sorts. It was not cool to love ABBA when I was a self-conscious teenager. Now, I do … Read more Day four favourite song – The Winner Takes It All